Jackson County (WQOW) – A Neillsville woman is charged with a slew of charges after allegedly burglarizing a man’s home and cutting him with his own knife.
Wednesday, Sherri Fitzl was charged with eight counts – including armed robbery and burglary with a dangerous weapon.
According to the criminal complaint, the homeowner found Fitzl inside his town of Alma house on Friday. He said she had taken a variety of items – mostly Harley Davidson apparel and memorabilia.
When she was leaving, the man said she pulled out a stolen pocket knife and cut his hand.
When interviewed by police, Fitzl initially denied burglarizing the home, telling officers she had not left her residence, but does suffer from short-term memory loss. She eventually confessed to taking items from the home.
She said she did it because the homeowner gave her a key and told her to stop by at any time.
She returns to court in July. If convicted on all charges she faces a maximum penalty of nearly 90 years in prison.